Dear White People: How Trump’s Racism Affects Foreign Policy

June 08, 2018

What ultimately enthroned Donald Trump in the White House is the same thing that eventually dethroned Roseanne Barr from television: racism. In 2012, Roseanne Barr ran for president. The actress/comedian received the nomination of California’s feminist-socialist Peace and Freedom Party. She...

US-North Korea Game: The Long Con

June 01, 2018

There’s a good chance that the two cons will cancel each other out because neither side will have to give up anything, at least not completely or immediately. Conmen always keep up a patter. While they’re extracting the wallet from your pocket, they maintain a nonstop monologue so that you...

Shock, But Hold the Awe: Trump to Meet Kim

March 09, 2018

Can the world expect substantive achievements to come out of the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, two of the most unpredictable leaders? The world can be forgiven for having been whipsawed by Washington’s announcement on March 8 that President Donald Trump will meet with North...

North Korea: The Costs of War, Calculated

December 15, 2017

Even a limited war with North Korea would kill millions, devastate the environment and bankrupt the United States.  Donald Trump is contemplating wars that would dwarf anything that his immediate predecessors ever considered. He has dropped the Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan, and he’s...